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Ari Q. Fitzgerald

Hogan Lovells LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Ari Fitzgerald's practice focuses on wireless, satellite, international communications, and Internetrelated issues. Ari also provides strategic and legal advice on a wide range of telecommunications and spectrum-related issues. He serves as counsel to several communications-related trade associations in the United States and Europe, and represents several telecommunications carriers, telematics providers, equipment suppliers, and investors in major spectrum-related and regulatory policy proceedings at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). He has also provided advice on telecommunications privatization and market liberalization issues.

Ari joined Hogan & Hartson from the FCC, where for nearly three years he served as Legal Advisor to the FCC's former Chairman, William Kennard. In this position, he advised the chairman on wireless, international, and spectrum policy issues. Ari later served as Deputy Chief of the FCC's International Bureau, overseeing the development of FCC policies on international telecommunications, foreign ownership, satellite services, spectrum allocation, and promotion of the Internet.

Prior to working at the FCC, Ari worked as an attorney in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice, counseling the White House and federal government agencies on constitutional and administrative law matters. He also served as Legal Counsel to former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley.

Before his work in the federal government, Ari was an attorney at another international law firm. In addition, Ari worked as a Financial Analyst in the corporate finance department of the First Boston Corporation, an international investment bank, before entering law school.

Ari served as a law clerk to The Honorable H. Lee Sarokin of the federal District Court for New Jersey.

Ari currently serves on the board of directors of Crown Castle International, a publicly traded communications infrastructure firm, and on the advisory board of a number of private communications businesses. He also serves as the Secretary of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council and on the board of directors of the Duke Ellington Fund, a nonprofit organization established to secure private financial support for Washington, D.C.'s public high school for the performing arts.


J.D., Yale Law School, 1990
A.B., magna cum laude, Harvard College, 1984


Elected Member, Federal Communication Bar Association
Executive Committee Member, Board of Directors,
Crown Castle International Member, Advisory Board, Mobile Future
Member, Board of Directors, Duke Ellington Fund
Member, Advisory Committee, Spectrum Bridge


District of Columbia
New York


U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

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